McFarland, Archibald, Reminiscences [ca. 1874-1912], 9-10.
We arrived in the Valley on the 25th of september 1855 almost wore out men and women of us but full of hope and full of the spirit of our holy religion. In coming across the plains we had two of the sisters shot and both died. The one was shot through the carelessness of a young man in handling a gun around camp while a band of Indians was around. (her name was [Ann] Palmer.) the other was shot through her husband bringing in a gun he had been hunting with and throughing [throwing] it down on the bed in the wagon and when she went to make the bed, she pulled the gun out by the Barrles [barrels] and it went of[f] and the shot lodged in her shoulder. those were the only serious accidents we had.